Florida Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division II (without football)
Sunshine State Conference
Florida Southern College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.79 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.94 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
Florida Southern College Reviews
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The small school atmosphere makes connecting with professors easy and enjoyable. Any dissatisfaction with this college comes from the fact that it is a private college, so tuition is high, but while the money that goes to education I feel is well spent, other costs feel wasted. Housing isn't in great shape, and due to lack of rooms, I was paying the cost of a double when I did have a roommate but we shared a single-sized room. My payments currently seem to be going toward baseball field renovations while the science building, where I take all of my courses and use laboratories, are old and falling apart. I'll still stay the distance in order to receive the worthwhile academic programs, and I enjoy the social aspects of a small school, but be cautious of where your money may go.
As a senior, my time here at Florida Southern has been full of long nights in the library, countless trips to professors' office hours, fun campus activities and late night trips around Lakeland. While the school is small, this allows for a tight knit community and constant campus events. Small classroom sizes also allow for higher quality relationships with professors which can be really beneficial when faced with challenging topics.
I'm a current student. I love it so far. It's a fairly small school, but that keeps students from falling through the cracks like my friends at big schools say can happen. Several of my professors email if you don't come to class, which I think is sweet; they care and want to see you succeed, but you have to put effort in on your side. I think this is a school that is overlooked in the initial college selection process, but it's a place where most students are happy they ended up, and would not want to transfer out of. Lakeland is great, and not far from Orlando, and even closer to Tampa.